The Wally Foreman Foundation (WFF) is calling for nominations for the third installment of the Wally Foreman Corporate Canter, scheduled to be held early next year at the State Athletics Centre.
The Corporate Canter – a lighthearted 4x400m race aimed at drawing out the friendly competition of the corporate sector – is the flagship event of the Wally Foreman Foundation and has received strong support over its first two years of running, having most recently been held in front of a crowd of 4000 people as the curtain raiser event to Athletics Australia and Athletics WA's Perth Track Classic.
The 2017 edition is expected to run in late February or early March, with details to be set and communicated once national and state event scheduling has been finalised later this year.
Wally Foreman Foundation
WFF aspires to continue the work of respected sports broadcaster and administrator Wally Foreman, who was a strong and tireless advocate for West Australian athletes and coaches, before his passing in 2006 from a heart attack.
The Foundation, through its activities and the generous support of the community, raises funds to support athletes and coaches who are not covered by existing scholarships in their pursuit of sporting excellence.
The tremendous and ongoing support of organisations such as the Carbine Club (logo pictured right), an inaugural and consistent benefactor, has helped the Foundation issue 35 scholarships since its inception, which are presented at the WA Institute of Sport Annual Dinner.
Applications for this year's round of scholarships will open towards the end of August to early September.
The Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games marks a significant milestone for the Foundation, with several scholarship recipients in-line for team selection and in medal contention.
Rowing's David Watts, cyclist Melissa Hoskins, para-triathlete Brant Garvey, equestrian rider Sonja Johnson and para-equestrian counterpart Sharon Jarvis are all expected to be announced as Australian representatives for Rio, having received assistance from the Wally Foreman Foundation in their pursuit of excellence.
Johnson has already made her mark on the Olympic stage, having won silver in the team eventing at Beijing in 2008, while Hoskins was last year crowned a world champion as a member of Australia's team pursuit group.
To nominate a team for the 2017 Wally Foreman Corporate Canter, or for more information, please contact Foundation Deputy Chairman Glen Foreman (0412 421 002 | email@example.com) or see http://www.wff.org.au/ for donation and scholarship advice.